Daily archives: Friday, July 6, 2018

#GC79 Podcast: Going Beyond Sharing Stories

Miguel Escobar, director of Anglican studies at EDS@Union, hosts the third nightly #GC79 podcast. Guests: The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, dean of EDS@Union, Canon Theologian at Washington National Cathedral, a member of the House of Bishops Theological Commission and the House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation. Dr. Sandra Montes is Spanish language…
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News you need about the Hutto service

Eight hundred and fifty people have signed up for buses to the service at the Hutto detention facility in Taylor, Texas on Sunday, July 8. Here’s news you need from the event organizers: The service will take place from 12:15 p. m. to 1pm.  The signup for buses is CLOSED.  Folks now need to find…
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A Spin Through the Work of the #MeToo Committee

The House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation, known informally as the #MeToo committee, has submitted 24 resolutions to General Convention. They touch on so many aspects of church life that following their progress in real time requires one of the little electric scooters that are popular among tourists in Austin. You…
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Truth Precedes Reconciliation

I appreciate the boldness of the promise in the Baptismal Covenant about evil and sin. It states: Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord? And we all reply, “I will, with God’s help,” often not fully digesting the promise we’ve just made. I appreciate…
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The View from Europe

Even before I arrived in Austin, the most wondrous messages about events were showing up in my email box. A Celebration of Earth and the Cosmos. The Harvest Prayer Network. The Provincial Gathering. Racial Healing. A prayer service at a detention center for immigrants. And that was before I heard Michael Curry blow our socks…
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Your tl/dr Guide to Blue Book Reports

We know that even the most diligent deputy might struggle to read every one of the 1,128 pages of the Blue Book. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We asked members of numerous groups that submit Blue Book reports to give us just one key takeaway from their report. Six of them rose to…
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